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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

EauDeParfum and Lace




Hello,  Just a sneak peek today as I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog showcasing a card made with one of the new Release stamps.  To find out all the details, please pop over to Artistic Outpost, hope you like it!

Avril xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Getting Messy!

Hello, and thanks for calling in,  the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is  Let's Get Messy'   and you still have one more week to enter, for all the details, please pop over here

I can't take much credit for the design of this little wall plaque, which started life as an off cut from one of DH's DIY projects, as I saw this on the   Finnabair blog  here,    I just loved the colour and the design.  So with great process pictures, I decided to make one with the bits and pieces in my 'junk/treasure' box.  The background colour is a mix of PaperArtsy Snowflake/Mermaid and a little Taupe rubbed on with my finger.  Some Potting Soil Archival script stamping for some detail.
Paint and gilding wax on the metal and paper clay embellishments along with some bronze seed beads.
A little hanger on the back and it's on the wall and I love it, even though the picture doesn't really do the colour justice!

As always, Thanks for taking the time to call in, I do appreciate it.

Avril xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Artistic Outpost February New Release


Hello, I'm here with some great news, Artistic Outpost are having a February New Release of some gorgeous collaged  stamps.

                                                           Eau De Parfum


                                                             Eiffel Collage


                                                              Roses in Paris
                                                   

  I've made a couple of samples to show,  the first is using Roses in Paris,

                                                         
The second one uses the Eau De Parfum and paper from the Vagabond Treasures paper pack



I'll go into more detail later on my blog as I'm sure you're all keen to lean about the Blog Hop Prize

Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Website.  You have until February 17th, 2017 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on February 18, 2017, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!


Terry   *   Julie   *   Avril  -  you are here


Thanks for visiting and I hope you've enjoyed seeing the New Release as much as I've enjoyed using these gorgeous stamps.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sail the Ocean


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog today with this card.  For all the details, please pop over to the AO blog.

Avril xx

Let's Get Messy at Try it on Tuesday

Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight we would like to see you getting messy.

On a recent attempt to tidy up my craft room I unearthed a Journal I started last year,  so this challenge gave me the prompt to add another page.

The background was made with Wrinkle free distress using Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled glass.  Some stenciling with Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry.  The flower and cross hatch are from a PA Jofy set, the Runway girl and sentiment are time Holtz.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

As always, thanks for calling in and I hope you have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Just a Number at FSC

Hello, it's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month the theme is 'Just a Number'  You can interpret this any way you like as long as there's stamped numbers on your project.  For all the details and inspiration please pop over to the main blog where the rest of the DT have some wonderful projects to show.

For my project I've used lots of numbers on my inky background, as well as some stamped numbered ephemera.
My main image, the girls from Artistic Outpost's Paper Boys set, was stamped and masked enabling me to overstamp the background.  I coloured the image and also stamped it onto acetate and attached using vintage photo corners to hide the tiny blobs of Glossy Accents holding it in place.  I stamped the Film strip and fussy cut the girls to fit.

It would be lovely to see you join in with this challenge as we have Flonzcraft as our sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.

I am entering this card at:
  Craft Stamper - Anything Goes with Stamping
  Penny Black and More - Use your Favorite stamp (Love AO's Paper girls)

That's all from me today, thanks as always for calling in.  Have a great day,
Avril xx


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Colour My World



Hello,  and as always, thanks for calling in.

I bought a couple of dies in the Country View Crafts Advent Sale in December and this is my first play with the TH Mini Globe.
I cut the globe from a textured silver card and coloured with Alcohol inks.  I also cut a base circle and coloured that with Salty Ocean DI.
For the background I used Transparent texture paste through a stencil and when dry, I used Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord inks to colour my base card.  My sentiment was computer generated, and with those words, I was able to add in a little floral spray.

I am entering this at
 Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Something new with a New Product
 Crafty Cardmakers - Love
 Love to Create - Challenge 3


Well, that's it for today, I need to get my thinking cap on and knuckle down to some DT work!

Avril xx